nedelja, 31. marec 2013

Flourishes Beautiful World of Childhood













And here it is... another Flourishes Beautiful World Tour. Once again, it’s time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to travel the world! I invite you to travel with us, do a little globetrotting and leave us a comment and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each of the team's blogs by April 30th for your chance to win!!!

If you came from Sasha's blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If not, you can start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!

Our hostess this month is Anne-Elise and she challenged us to create something that reminds us on our Childhood. Sigh,... this one was tough. I was thinking and thinking what to make and the first thing that came to my mind was of course my mother. And since we celebrated mother's day this month here in Slovenia I decided to make a present for her. My mother loves flowers and gardening. So I made her a card with some seeds for the upcoming hours in the garden. I included a child's song which she sang a lot to me when I was little. My mother loved to sing. It goes something like: "I am going to the green grass to pick some flowers for my mommy, to pick some flowers for my mommy, beautiful, white daises... Ok it doesen't sound that good when translated but it is a sweet poem here in Slovenia. :) And here is my card:



I made a card with a pocket and packed some seeds on a special "mini card" to go in the pocket. I used a gorgeous "Gerber Daises Stamp set". I colored the image with aquarel color pencils and an aqua brush. And I printed the part of the song with my printer. I put some lovely thoughts inside the card... My mother absolutely loved it! Hope you like it too! :) Thanks for your visit! I hope you enjoyed it here in Slovenia, your next stop on the Flourishes tour around the Globe is Meredith and her beautiful Canada...


Enjoy the rest of the tour! Hugs, Aleksandra

torek, 19. marec 2013

Baroque Butterflies



Zadnje čase težko in redko najdem čas za objavljanje na blogu. A od časa do časa mi le uspe skupaj združiti ustvarjanje po naročilu in ustvarjanje za zabavo. Eden od takih projektov je bil darilni kompletek, ki sem ga naredila danes. Inspiracijo sem našla v tokratnem "The Play Date Cafe - PDCC173". In nastalo je tole:

It's hard for me to find some time latelly to publish on my blog. But from time to time I still manage to join both orders and creating for fun in the same tasks. One of them was the gift set I created today. I found the inspiration over at this week's "The Play Date Cafe - PDCC173". And this is the gift set that I've made:







Metuljčki so "Inchiji" od Inkadinkadoja, verz pa je iz čudovitega seta "Flourishes - Hearts&Flowers". Metuljčki so pobarvani z akvarelnimi barvicami in vodnim čopičem. Za nakit sem uporabila skrčljivo folijo. Upam, da vam je kompletek všeč. Vesela bom vaših komentarjev! :)

Butterflies are Inchies from Inkadinkado, the sentiment is from a gorgeous stamp set "Flourishes - Hearts&Flowers". The butterflies are colored with aquarel pencils and aquabrush. I used shrink plastic for the jewellry. Hope you like it. I will be happy to read your comments! :)

nedelja, 03. marec 2013

March Flourishes Beautiful World Tour













February has rushed by and here we are again, in the month of March with yet another worldwide bunch of inspiration through the March Flourishes Beautiful World Tour. This is also one special month, since another talented lady is joining the Flourishes Beautiful World Tour Team. Don't forget to say a special wellcome to Bridget Finlay who will take you to beautiful Northern Ireland each month from now on. And don’t forget! Besides getting to see a lot of inspiration visiting destinations around the globe, You can win a stamp set of your choice simply by commenting on the Beautiful World Tour this month! You won’t know which destination is the chosen blog, so comment by March 31st on each one to have a greater chance to win!!!

If you came from Sasha's blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If not, you can start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!

Our hostess this month is Sasha and she challenged us to create a bookmark. And this is what I came up with:















I was deciding between creating a paper bookmark and creating a metal bookmark. It was sort of a hard decision, since I am a papercrafter by heart :) but still I wanted to make something different and show you maybe another way to use gorgeous Flourishes stamp sets. So I decided for metal bookmark.

The pendants are made from a shrink plastic. I used gorgeous daisy heart from "Hearts & Flowers" set and several single daises cut out of the same image. I colored the centers with "Deep Cadmium" aquarell pencils and aquabrush and shaded with "Naples Yellow" and "Deep Chrome". The petals are colored also with aquarell pencils and aquabrush using two shades of light blue - "Sky Blue" and "Smalt Blue". But you have to be really careful when applying colors to shrink plastic. Less is more, since colors tend to get very intensive when shrunk.

Of course I couldn't resist making a matching card and a matching gift box for the bookmark. And since my dear sister is celebrating her birthday this month I thought the gift set and a good book would be a great present for her.

Thanks for your visit! I hope you enjoyed it here in Slovenia, your next stop on the Flourishes tour around the Globe is Meredith and her beautiful Canada...


Enjoy the rest of the tour! Hugs, Aleksandra